I found a really cool guided meditation by Beautiful Chorus. I downloaded it and sent a copy of something similar to a friend as a gift. For some reason, I don’t know why, the song Infinite Universe made me bust out crying. I’m pretty sure it’s the lyrics. I’m actually tearing up right now just thinking about it. Maybe because it’s true. And I’m putting my energy into weird places. I was reading on Quora, as I always do, about work and such. And for some reason I just feel a strong truth that a mistake folks make in their career is showing their employer loyalty.
Perhaps that is the mistake that I’ve made….is thinking that someone else will keep my best interests in mind. It’s almost a fallacy. I’m not sure. Maybe we fail kids in a way when we put teachers in charge of their lives who do everything to advocate for their students. When/where do kids learn to advocate for themselves? I’m seeing with my friends and with my own life, that adults have to advocate HARD to get what they need. And if it’s money folks are quick to try to detract from that need—and to try to tell you to be satisfied with less.
I was scanning the internet today – just learning about different organizations and so on. And, in a way, I know I have been limiting myself to things that I know. There are just SO many things to be a part of out there. I suppose that’s why I say trying to be loyal is a critical mistake. . . if I’m ready for a growth opportunity, I need to seize it – whether it is within my current company or not. Waiting around for them to be ready to “give” me a growth opportunity is very, very silly.
I am going to add false burden of loyalty to my list of costumed expressions of fear.
Self, don’t be afraid. I can’t promise perfection, but I can promise that you will not be broken.